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New York Yankees: Don’t compare Gary Sanchez to other legends yet

The New York Yankees’ future is very bright, and fans should be ready for the glory days to return to the Bronx.

After the New York Yankees parted ways with many of their veterans including Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, and Carlos Beltran just to name a few. Many of the players who they got in return are top prospects and will help the team in the years to come.

Due to the  NY Yankees deciding to release Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees decided to bring up Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. They have both done wonders, but Gary Sanchez is done stuff that hasn’t been seen in years within baseball or the Yankees organization.

Gary Sanchez is having a glorious two weeks since he got called up.In 21 games, he has 11 homers, 21 RBIs, a batting average of .400, .467 On-base Percentage, and .900 Slugging percentage. Many people are saying that what he is doing that is not human. Many players who have been around for as long as Gary Sanchez has been around doing not typically have those numbers.

Here is my only problem with the situation, what if he is a one time deal. What about the fact if come next year and all indications are pointing to him being the starting catcher, and he does not have another great run. We have seen many times where a team will bring in a rookie, and they do great in their rookie season. Then come their sophomore season, they flop and fall apart.

An excellent example of this is Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers who went from being great to being awful. He was brought in midway through the 2012 season and lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl. Since then his stock has gone down and now he is one of the worst players in the NFL.

I don’t want that to be the same for Gary Sanchez, but I find it funny how there are Yankee fans who are saying he is the next Babe Ruth. I hope that it is the case, but I don’t want to make a judgement on him until he plays a full season.

Hopefully, he does turn into the next Babe Ruth, but it’s way too early to say that.  

Robert D. Cobb
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